GrubStreet mentions that 1015 Clay has been softly-launched for the last few weeks, serving a sandwich-heavy lunch menu and breakfast in the space that used to house something called Kuwa. Owner Jesse Branstetter, who's also behind Chop Bar in Oakland, has half of the restaurant closed off right now for a world of renovations. Floors are being torn out. And he's building a huge bar.
Menu plans include a charcuterie program, burgers ground in-house, "lots of love for vegans and vegetarians," and a bar filled out by nine wines and a whopping 20 beers on tap. The hope is to add brunch by late June, dinner and full bar service by late August. Look out for a substantial 1015 Clay presence at the Eat Real Fest in September as well. By then, Branstetter will have unleashed the mysterious real new name of this restaurant—something "simple and bold," he says. The suspense. It hurts.
· Unnamed Restaurant Softly Opens in Oakland [GrubStreet]